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Is your life insurance worthless?


By A.J. Smith, November 15, 2014 Everyone will tell you about the importance of having life insurance, but life insurance is only valuable when you understand it. Knowing why you need life insurance and comparing policies to find the right one for you is only the beginning. It is just as important to read the fine print, find the exclusions …

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Sharon Epperson’s guide to 4 key groups who need life insurance


By Sharon Epperson, November 13, 2014 Today there are more single mothers, female breadwinners and stay-at-home dads than there were even a decade ago. Many couples are buying homes later — and having to make mortgage payments into their 50s and 60s. Many parents are having children later. So moms and dads may be facing surging college tuition bills at …

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Life Settlements: Hidden Money in an Old Suit Pocket

A former Harvard professor, feeling the squeeze of medical bills for his aging mother-in-law, recently sold his life insurance policy—and was happy to do it. “Found money” was the refrain. Shrinking retirement savings, longer life expectancies and slow economy are driving more seniors to life insurance settlements, and they are finding a more sophisticated marketplace receptive to their financial needs. …

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